Leadership teams: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons (Video)

Posted on: June 29, 2020

In my latest short soft skills video (9 minutes) I look at Leadership teams: Maverick Magpies and Predictable Pigeons. I briefly explore some leadership themes including task vs relationship, future vs present, leadership vs management, strategy vs operations and visionaries vs integrators. (Script) Hi. Today I’d like to talk to you about leadership. But first […]

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Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas

Marketing in a time of Coronavirus – Pragmatic ideas Posted on: May 7, 2020

“Love in a time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez is a great book. It reflects many themes we are experiencing today such as the Coronavirus plague and the attempts to maintain relationships across great distances. So what about marketing in a time of Coronavirus? Once professional service firms transitioned staff to working from home […]

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Seven secrets of great business writing (Video)

Posted on: April 29, 2020

(Video script – 10 minutes) I often design and deliver training courses and workshops on writing – for professional people (lawyers, accountants and surveyors) who have to get to grips with writing articles, blogs and social media posts as part of their personal promotion. And for marketing and business development people who spend their lives […]

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Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme

Book review: The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy by Greg Orme Posted on: April 20, 2020

This book “The Human Edge – How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy” by Greg Orme (London Business School, founder of the Centre for Creative Business and with clients including Accenture, EY and Arcadia) is both fascinating and inspiring. Most of us (lawyers, accountants, surveyors or marketers) worry about the potential […]

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BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates

BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates Posted on: April 8, 2020

Earlier in the year, I went along to the first event of 2020 for British Council for Offices BCO’s Inspirational Leaders – Toby Courtauld of Great Portland Estates. It was full at the Kent House marketing suite which was full of models of new and potential London developments. I thought his story would be helpful […]

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